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DO WANT: February 2012 edition

8:00 PM on 02.29.2012 // Brian Szabelski

Well folks, it's that time of the month again: DO WANT is here! The editors have assembled and made their picks known. February itself is always a special month: Wonder Festival Winter, Toy Fair, other small expos and most importantly, birthdays! Tomopop turned four and I turned 26.

In this month's installment:

  • - Two of our editors are more than meets the eye
  • - Someone goes Supermagical
  • - Hot plush on (top of) plush action

And more! Well, what are you waiting for? Let's check out what everyone loves this month!

Brian Szabelski wants figma Chie and Yukiko

So much to pick from. So little time. I had to wait until just before I finished writing this to make my choice (while that's somewhat normal, I don't normally wait until it's an hour or two before going live!), but I ended up resting on the new figmas from Max Factory in the form of Yukiko and Chie. It's criminal that up until now, the only poseable Persona figures around have been Aegis and Izanagi (a review of the latter is forthcoming), but now we start to get the heroes themselves. I'm hopeful it leands to more in the future, though my wallet somewhat disagrees because I'll be broke if that happens! 

Kristina Pino wants Kidrobot and 64 Colors' Supermagical Dunny

Hands down, KR/64 Colors' Supermagical Dunny is my DO WANT this month. I mentioned it in the post and I'm sticking by it. The piece is gorgeous and well priced - not to be missed by fans of the artists or design. I personally can't swing it just now, and as much as I hope that for the success of the artists they completely sell out, I kind of hope this doesn't so I could eventually get it for myself. I'd love to have something like Supermagical Dunny sitting on my shelf as the centerpiece of my vinyl collection (since I don't yet own any pieces around 8" or taller, besides a blank Vinylmation I have reserved for autographs, and my Steamboat Willie Pete).

Pedro Cortes wants Nendoroid Sena Kashiwazaki

There are so many things that I want, but the thing I desire the most at this moment is Nendoroid Sena Kashiwazaki. I'm sure some of it has to do with her being sold out everywhere, but I really like this Nendo! It does a great job capturing her personality and it comes with a bunch of really awesome accessories that work with her frenemy, Nendoroid Yozora. I really wish I hoped on that pre-order when I had a chance, because she is nowhere to be seen at the usual spots. Looks like I'll have to hope I get lucky at a con.

Rio McCarthy wants Kotobukiya's One Coin Persona 4 Figures

Ok, so I originally passed these up because I was all, 'Oh lord.. I love these One Coin figures, but I have so many and no idea where to put them if I ordered them!' Yeah, well, that's about to get passed up. I can't seem to hold myself back from pre-ordering these..! They're SO CUTE. Look. At. Kanji's. Angry. Face. You can't say no to that!! Please hands, please stay away from AmiAmi! We don't have time for this today! WAHUHoiajldi anUWAH.. ARGGGH....!!!! *falls on the floor*

Natalie Kipper wants FuRyu's TsumiNeko (AKA Mew Mew Tower Toy) stacking cat plushes

With so many things to choose from this month, I almost feel guilty having to single out one that must represent my DO WANT for this month. Sorting through all the Prize Fair photos gave me my answer: the TsumiNeko stacking cat plushes. Being an iDevice fangirl and lover of all things feline, how could I not love these goofy plushes? Just seeing them makes me smile. I prefer the fatter ones. The rounder, the better! There is just more to hug that way. If there is any possible way for me to get my hands on their precious plush paws, so help me, I will.

Tianxiao Ma and Emily Smalara want Good Smile's Inori

Tian: With all the toy expos having happened this month, there's no shortage of stuff to covet no matter your tastes. I happen to love expertly sculpted figures of sexy ladies, so my DO WANTs for this month come from Good Smile Company. First up is Inori from Guilty Crown. Her fluttering outfit is deliciously sexy and that color scheme really makes the figure stand out. It's one of those figures that should look good from every angle, so I can't wait to get my hands on it and start photographing.


My second DO WANT is the Kiss Shot Shinobu from the Bakemonogatari franchise. The best thing about that figure is the expression, full of confidence, menace, and maybe even a hint of evil. As with Inori, this figure has a ton of sex appeal, but it's more overt. Shinobu in this form is powerful and seductive, and is the version I wanted to see more of as I watched Bakemonogatari. GSC did a fantastic job with this figure as you can feel her personality and vampiric nature without the use of visual cliches like fangs.

Emily: I'm going to have to second Tian. My Do Want this month is definitely Guilty Crown's Inori. From the moment the series aired last year, I loved everything about the character. Good Smile's down a great job of replicating her appeal in just about every way, from that fantastic pink hair to every little facet of that delicious outfit, and there are very few figures I'd like to add to my collection more at the moment!

Michael Muller and Keith Polott want Hasbro's Fall of Cybertron toy line

Keith: All of them (with the possible exception of Jazz) look absolutely fantastic, and with the game on the horizon looking better and better I cannot wait to add these to my collection. Top of the list are Shockwave and Bruticus, and I'll definitely grab Optimus too, but I have to admit to some confusion on the ol' Dudeicus- first pics showed him with a distinctly different deco, and early news said the deco he appeared in at Toy Fair was just for test shots, but with what seem to be press photos coming out with the new deco I can't figure out what the deal is. Not that it matters- I'll be buying him either way.

Michael: I'll also pick Transformers: Fall of Cybertron's Bruticus. With every different iteration of the Transformers line, I've waited patiently for a new combiner that has the same level of quality as what Hasbro has put out lately. Bruticus' reveal was a great surprise and almost enough to make me forget about the disappointment that was Power Core Combiners. I do agree with Keith. Hasbro really needs to stick with one color or, at the very least, explain the various versions fans have seen.

Chris Seto is shopping for garage kits from Wonder Festival ... in his mind, at least

Oh right... erm. Lemme see. Make that a third for Guilty crown's Ino... *looks at pics* OH GOD, THAT FACE!!! How can they screw up the face so badly?? Especially when they did it so well on the figma!!! Fine, forget that.

I guess my most obvious DO WANTs would be the garage kits I failed to acquire at wonder festival, which would be Erio, Sheryl and the Princess of the Crystal. Out of those, I think the Sheryl will hurt the most. Pretty sure that I'll get another chance at getting the princess at a later event since it's cerberus project who made her but I'm not so sure about Sheryl and Erio! You should see some of the prices the kit went for at auction!! And I didn't even mention the kits which went by me completely like Alba Ruri from Sacred Seven by the principality of Kagutsuchino or Jeanne from Bayonetta by Mr Surprise. IT'S F***** JEANNE!!!

Jonathan Tubbs wants MegaHouse's Rorona

With Wonder Festival, Toy Fair, Prize Fair, and the latest magazine scans, there was so much to choose from for this month's DO WANT. Luckily all these events didn't have much that had me throwing my money at the monitor. Probably the one that will have priority over my bank account is MegaHouse's Rorona from Atelier Rorona. With me being charmed by the characters of Atelier Totori and interested in getting Phat! Company's Totori, MegaHouse's follow up of Totori's teacher is a logical purchase. And since this IS MegaHouse, I'm loving what I'm seeing in terms of quality. The staff, the outfit, the hair, the boots, and even the paint on her knees are just some of the details in this figure that have won me over. Really looking forward to adding this to my collection when she's released.

And so ends another monthly installment of DO WANT from the Tomopop staff. But what about you, Tomopop readers? What do you want from the past month? Hit the comments below and make your voices heard!

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